SPHS presents Science and Business Fair 2013

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Across the country, schools host Science and Business Fairs to showcase the students’ creativity and potential. It is a great opportunity for students to showcase their best efforts. On Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th several groups composed of San Pedro High School (SPHS) alumni displayed their work to be judged and critiqued at their annual Science and Business Fair.

The entire community of San Pedro was invited to the Angel Nuñez Auditorium to witness the ingenuity of the bright minds over at SPHS. Since the beginning of the new school year, students have been investigating, planning, and experimenting in order to produce the final result which was on display during the Science Fair and Business Fair.The event lasted two days, with science experiments being showcased on Friday and the business projects presented on Saturday.

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Groups from all different levels presented their own unique take on classic science experiments, and a total of 43 experiments were judged. In the junior division, first place went to “The Potato Cannon” by class 3A, second place went to “Building a war tank” by class 3A, and third place went to “The Tesla coil” also from class 3A. In the senior division, first place went to “Light my world”, second place went to “Making perfume and polymers”, and third place went to “De Graaf”. All experiments were from the class of 4A. Prizes were also awarded for best presentation “Flying Balls” by class 4A, most creative “Building a war tank” by class 3A and using STEM linkage “Light my world” by class 4A.

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The second day was dedicated for the business department, and on display was the many talents of San Pedro’s young entrepreneurs. The seniors and juniors were challenged to create a product that would thrive in the Belizean market, while keeping in mind the tourism based economy of the island.The high school’s evening division also participated in the Business Fair. The junior class of the evening division presented a business plan called “Play time family entertainment center” which displayed a fun family recreation center proposal for the island. The senior class of the evening division created Belizean coffee blends using local ingredients. In the junior division for SPHS, first place was won by “Island Wear” who presented ecofriendly apparel for island life. In the senior division for SPHS, first place went to “Kebab House” who provided a variety of kebabs for the public to feast on.

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Congratulations to the students and staff of SPHS that made the Science and Business Fair a huge success. The San Pedro Sun encourages all students to keep up the hard work.

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